Hello all, I was following the germination/seedling guide that ILGM has here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0441/8845/files/Ilovegrowingmarijuana.com-seed-germination_a7a2b22c-5ede-4e4c-ac28-3303141a5319.pdf?9093548914668203433
I had taken my plants out of the dome and am on step 4/5 at the moment. I was keeping them 2-3" away from the light and one of my plants just kept stretching no matter what and getting closer and closer. Since I’m new I don’t know how long the stem should be but it looks silly being as long as it is now. One guy said I should never have taken my sedlings out of the dome since that can cause slow growth or root rot. My temp is around 72 f / 80-90RH in the dome and 68-71 f / 40-45RH out of the dome. I do agree that they were growing slower once taken out of the dome but the guide said to do that. The man I was speaking to says that guide is outdated but I’m just trying to gather info from the community for the BEST way to go about seedlings. This man has been very helpful and nice to me, but I just want to see what everyone thinks and maybe can inform me on the correct way to go about this stage.
The stem on my tallest seedling is 2 1/4" tall before those starter sun leaves are there with the first set of the two tiny pointed leaves growing in slightly at 1/4" in length. The other five seedlings are following the same idea pretty much, the only reason that one is so far ahead is because it was the first to come up so it has about a day more light than the others yet still seems stronger.
I currently put them back in the dome and am keeping the light right above it (yet it seems so far) and I take the dome out and blow a fan on them for a few hours each evening for the past two days.
Any and all information is GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you so much!